Happy Hump Day Everybody!

I hope everyone is successfully making it over the middle of the week!  The end is near..:-)  Anyway, today's topic is acupuncture.  I've grown much more intrigued with learning more about this practice lately, so I decided to do some research to find out what benefits it provides. 


Acupuncture is a holistic approach that benefits the improvement of physical health conditions as well as affective disorders and instills a feeling of increased mental clarity.

Acupuncture works directly with the body’s energy or qi, acupuncture practitioners believe that all illnesses are a result of the natural flow of energy through the body becoming stuck, depleted or weakened making an individual prone to illness. The practice of Acupuncture benefits the rebalance of qi through treatment of specific acupoints related to symptoms or illness present.  Acupuncture has been proven effective in treating various medical conditions through clinical trials so its use has been expanded into conventional medicine practices.

Best known for the control of pain, acupuncture also benefits a wide variety of disorders. Respiratory disorders such as sinusitis, common cold, bronchitis and asthma can be treated with acupuncture. Neurological and musculoskeletal disorders including paralysis following stroke, frozen shoulder or Tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis are also treatable with acupuncture.  Other benefits include, recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress, improved circulation and strengthening of the immune system function.  Addictions, phobias, obsessive behavior, eating disorders, and anxiety are also said to be treatable.

Acupuncture is most commonly used as preventative medicine, but is beneficial in preventing illness from occurring.

Wow, it looks like those tiny needles that make people look like a porcupine pack a health filled punch!

Note: Those who hate needles like me need not fear, I'm told it doesn't hurt!

SOURCE: amcollege.edu